Kim D. Johnson / Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

Dinger, the River Cats mascot, leads the crowd in cheering the entrance of the team, including right-hander Bryan Corey Monday, May 15, 2000 at the opening of Raley's Field. (Sacramento Bee/ Kim D. Johnson )

Job Front: River Cats hiring for seasonal, full-time positions

Published: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 - 11:52 am

Opening day at West Sacramento’s Raley Field is a short three months away, and baseball’s Sacramento River Cats are hiring as many as 200 people for a host of positions at the ballpark for the 2014 season.

Jobs run the gamut from groundskeepers to emergency medical technicians to customer service, ticket sales and the Clean Team, responsible for the park’s upkeep. Candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, around loud noise and in a variety of weather conditions from chilly early-season night games to hot August extra-inning affairs.

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Along with the seasonal positions, the club is looking to fill full-time positions in other areas within the organization, such as corporate relations, sponsorship sales and graphic design.

“We’re very seasonal in nature,” said River Cats spokesman Mark Ling. “We’re looking for nice, outgoing, helpful people. We love our fans, and they love us.”

Workers stay busy at Raley Field. The River Cats, the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, are perennially among the minor-league leaders in attendance and drew more than 607,000 fans last season.

But Ling said job seekers have to act fast. Opening night at Raley Field is April 11 against the Salt Lake Bees. First pitch is 7:05 p.m.

“If you’re interested in applying, do so as soon as possible,” Ling said.

Nippon Shokken hiring

Food manufacturer Nippon Shokken is seeking full-time workers to staff the production line at its West Sacramento facility.

Pay starts at $9.50 an hour, and training is provided. Candidates must have graduated from high school, have a clean record and the ability to work independently.

Candidates are asked to fax résumés to Yolo County One-Stop Career Center in West Sacramento at (916) 375-6287 or email to Steve Roberts at Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services at

Deadline is Jan. 24.

Job Seekers expands in Placer

Local networking group Active Job Seekers of America has expanded its Roseville chapter into south Placer County. The group, which also meets in Auburn and Folsom, now meets 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at 1000 Sunset Blvd., Suite 100, in Rocklin.

The group’s executive director, Melissa Washington, in a statement said the larger Rocklin space will accommodate more attendees and speakers as well as employment and networking workshops.

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